Change the Drawing Paper.

An easy drawing activity - Simply changing the shape or size of the paper can encourage new creativity and imagination

Noah loves to draw, but he also loves to watch TV. Recently I’ve noticed his TV hours have been creeping up, directly correlating with how overwhelmed I’ve been feeling. Now there is nothing wrong with a bit of TV, and I am not ashamed to admit that sometimes the downtime it affords me and my […]

Free Printable Christmas Glasses!

Free Printable: Christmas Glasses!

I’m joining some of my favourite bloggers to share some fabulous Christmas Sensory play ideas! Each week, Childhood101, Nurture Store, Babble Dabble Do, Meri Cherry, Toddler Approved and I will be sharing a range of activities to inspire you to explore the holiday season through your senses! This week we are focussing on the sense […]

Building and Reading with LEGO Juniors

Beginning Reading With Lego - because there is more to learning to reading than just words and books

This post is sponsored by LEGO Juniors. “I want to build it! Why can’t I make it myself? It’s too hard … It’s not fair.” He wants so much to be like his big brother and sisters and rip open the box, tip out the pieces, and follow the instructions to make an amazing LEGO […]

Scissor Skills: Snipping Flowers and Leaves

Snipping Flowers and Leaves - a fun way to practice scissor skills

Noah is four, and he wants to cut everything! I remember a certain other small child with the same passion, and she ended up cutting her hair on several occasions! I am kinda keen for Noah to be so busy cutting appropriate things that he won’t have the urge to cut anything he shouldn’t be […]

Crazy DIY Geoboard

Make your own DIY Geoboard and add some cool and crazy accessories for even more fun!

It’s really no fun when you are sick, and it’s raining, and Mum won’t let you watch TV…. It’s no fun at all, until Mum goes a little overboard and makes a huge, DIY geoboard, and adds all kinds of crazy accessories! It’s funny how a simple idea grows into something much cooler than you […]

Map Drawing Prompt: Free Printable.

Mapmaker Drawing Prompt - make your own maps with this free printable drawing prompt

Recently a fellow blogger and author, Allison Tait, sent me a copy of her new book – The Mapmaker Chronicles, Race to the End of The World. My kids couldn’t agree on who should get to read it first, so I settled the argument by reading it aloud to them all, one chapter a night. […]

Experimenting with Things that Smell.

Smelly Potions - experiment with things that smell with this fun activity

“I want to do sperimenting” Noah said one afternoon. “You want to do what??” I asked, not understanding his unusual four year old pronunciation. “Sperimenting, like we did the other day… sperimenting with the dwoppers!” Ooooh… he means experimenting, like when we played with some eye droppers and coloured water a while back I love […]

Pattern Blocks – 20 ideas, activities and free printables

A simple invitation to play with pattern blocks - find lots of ideas, activities and resources for pattern block play

Noah is four. For a four year old he is pretty good at playing independently for fairly long periods of time, but sometimes he needs a little encouragement to get started. Sometimes, when I really need to get some work done and he just can’t settle into playing with any of the toys we have […]